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internet service providers. we federally fund economic development organizations that do business training to require them to do education around it was a very brief and simple presentation. it had been think about -- they need to be working with others to help small businesses with the requirements if they are going to pass new laws. i will be working with the of reach committee, especially around the web component -- the out reach complot -- the outreach committee, especially around the web component, such as requiring closed captioning if you have a video on your website. i think it would be good for the commission to take a look at the questions. we can provide some feedback.
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and i think it would be good for them to hear that if there is a mandated direction, then how can we simplify it for the small business person in terms of cost, access to that requirement, things of that sort, so there are readily achievable components. mobile foods -- and then the other, excuse me. i wanted to say i am working with supervisor weiner's office to put together a meeting for the valencia street merchants as well, and would like to thank supervisor carmen chiu for her leadership on this. she has been helpful with
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pulling together city departments, the department of building inspection, and the mayor's department on this ability to work on a joint program together. -- on disability to work on a joint program together. mobile food -- dpw will hold their hearing at 6 in the morning to present to the public the guidelines, the permitting process, and to get feedback. if there is not a lot of changes or recommendations for them to consider, they are targeting a february 1 implementation date for the new permitting process. last week, i was a part of the meeting to work with some of the guidelines with dpw, including with food. we also had kevin wesley from the golden gate restaurant association. and we had matt cohen from off
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the grid. we had the representation of pushcarts, trucks, and restaurants to create some guidelines around food for the hearing officers to be able to use. it was a very constructive meeting. local hiring -- last month, we heard the local hiring legislation. it did pass. it passed without the delayed implementation for the lbes. hrc will be monitoring and keeping the commission apprised of any negative unintended consequences to the san francisco lbes regarding the requirement to fulfil the local hiring mandate. in july, i am hoping to have a
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presentation from the police department around the sit lie, how they are educating their officers and will be implementing this. that will be at our february meeting. bath oils and greece -- with fat oils and greease, it is waiting to be assigned to committee. with the board of supervisors, the new committees have not been established. in likelihood, we will know by the end of the weak who is assigned to what committees, and things will be scheduled. supervisor mirkarimi's plastic bag legislation is still under ceqa. you have seen things being installed in areas of the city on the parklets. the zoning controls for the van ess special use district ended
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up being -- the final result of the legislation ended up being that it is going to be a discretionary -- discretionary with internal review with the planning department. there were some interesting dialogues with the planning department around the other entertainment uses, which ties in very well with what we are working on with supervisor mirkarimi's office. the congestion pricing study, the transportation authority board unanimously approved the final report. excuse me. the board unanimously approved the report and voted to approve additional studies. that means there will be additional studies being
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undertaken for the congestion pricing. they did exclude the southern gateway scenario of what is to be considered. then we have our city commissioner voted on by the board of supervisors as the interim mayor. i anticipate that will be ratified tomorrow. of course we would like to welcome our new supervisors. i also would like to congratulate jocelyn came for her appointment to the executive director for the entertainment commission. a couple of final calendar items. a very 17, the small business network and the council of district merchants will be
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hosting their joint event at the mint. it is to meet the mayor and the supervisors. small business week is may 16 thru 21. that saturday is the shop your neighborhood. i would like to think commissioner adams for his willingness to be decommissioned appointee for sitting on the small business week committee. lastly, i want to do a reminder that it is every commissioners responsibility -- the commission has taken it upon as a project to recognize city employees and small businesses. we still need more nominations in this particular area and
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encourage you to talk, especially for the employee recognition program, to members of the business community. they are the ones who are interfacing with them on a day- to-day basis and would love to hear about employees who are providing great service. with that, unless there are any questions, i conclude my report. commissioner yee: thank you. next item, please. >> before we begin the commission report, can we go back to items 3 and 4? those are from the november 8, 2010 minutes. president o'brien: but to approve. commissioner yee: i second. those in favor? the motion carries. >> item 4, approval of the
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minutes. commissioner o'conner: we do have a quorum? but to approve. move to approve. commissioner yee: those in favor? >> great. a thank-you, commissioners. i wanted to make sure we got those in. next item will be 13, legislative and policy committee report. the committee chair is not present. i can report that it looks like all legislation has been covered. the committee did not meet last month due to the christmas holiday. they are scheduled for january 24. commissioner yee: thank you. next item. >> the permiting committee report. >> i want to combine this month's report with next month's report, which is combined into one. >> thank you. outreach committee report?
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commissioner clyde is not present. would you like her to defer that to the following month? >> you will defer to the following month. >> item 16, president's report? commissioner yee: no report. 17, vice presidents report. no report. 18, commissioner reports? commissioner yee: seeing none. >> 19, public comment. commissioner yee: there is no public present. there is no new business. >> is there a motion to adjourn? commissioner yee: i move. >> the meeting is adjourned at 8:00 10 p.m.
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>> ok, let's get started. good morning, everyone. i am happy to see so many city leaders here as well as students from local schools. welcome to the asian art museum. my name is jay shee, the director of the asian art museum. on behalf of the staff and board, we welcome you in the backdrop of the upcoming exhibitions, ritual performances. it will be open to the public february 25. this is the first time in history of the united states that the indonesian culture, particularly the island of bali, will be presented to our public.
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this is a wonderful example of the value and service that a museum provides to our community. we are a platform for cultural exchange, as well as cultural diplomacy. this museum has served for many years this say and we continue to be more robust in our service to the public. as you know, our museum is governed by a couple of foundations. the foundation is a private fund-raising arm for the museum. that museum took out a loan in 2000. we have had some difficulty and this is the news lately.
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under the leadership of our city and our commission and foundation board, today we are pleased to present to the public a proposal to solve a bond issue that is conflicting the foundation. let me introduce to you the leaders from our city, mayor gavin newsom. [applause] city attorney dennis r. veherre. former mayor willie brown. and the president of the asian art museum foundation. as well as the vice chair for the asian arts commission. carmen chu, our city supervisor. then rosenfield, the city comptroller. and nadia, our city finance
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public director. welcome all. without further ado, let me give you our mayor, gavin newsom. >> thank you all for taking the time to be here. this is an important moment. we have been working diligently behind the scenes for the last number of months to try to solve a bump in the road in terms of the future of this extraordinary museum, the finest collection of asian art artifacts anywhere in north america. we are very proud of this museum, its place in history, our city, and the contributions from americans that have built this extraordinary place. in fact, last year i gave my state of the city here because of all of the accomplishments and contributions that were made. it goes without saying, when we first made aware of some of the
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challenges that were taking place and taking shape here, the city family came together very quickly to try to help work through those challenges. we are blessed to have not only outstanding current leadership but outstanding leadership that was formally here and continue to be represented in the private-sector, particularly mayor willie brown, one of the first call we made. dennis brown and his team were magnificent and immediately asserted themselves in the negotiations to advance our efforts to get us to this moment. of course, we are blessed -- as was the case when i made when he was originally appointed -- that there are few people better than rosenfield in his ability to think about a tough issue. he partnered, in particular with
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nadia, and was able to organize a framework working with j.p. morgan, mbia, working with willie brown and working collaborative lee with carmen chu and others on the board of supervisors so that we can get to a place where we can say the future of this museum is now significantly secure. [applause] you are all supposed i did not y applause time, a lesson for you students here. what we're doing here is important. we are also announcing a new team of people, and that is notably why mayer n